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The Biosystems PhD Lite was discontinued on 1/1/2009
Servicing &spare parts were available until December 31, 2010

Replaced by the Biosysytems PhD6 Multi-Gas Detector

Note: Accessories & Support are no longer available
Replacement sensors were discontinued on December 31, 2015

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Biosystems PhD Lite Confined Space Gas Detector
From Sperian Instruments now Honeywell Analytics


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Biosystems PhD Lite Multigas DetectorThe PhD Lite detector is able to monitor up to four atmospheric hazards simultaneously such as oxygen, combustible gas, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide in a standard configuration. The metal-plated case is rugged, compact (3-1/16" x 4-5/8" x 1-1/2") and designed to stand up to the most demanding environments.

The meter is available with a datalogging option with BioTrak software to download and manage data. An optional slip-on motorized sample pump is available for continuous sampling.

The PhD Lite allows you to choose specific sensors for the detection of CO or H2S when you have only one toxic hazard to deal with; or choose the "Duo-Tox" sensor to measure both CO and H2S when both hazards are simultaneously present. 

"Smart Sensors" available for the PhD Lite include: 
 
Combustible gas (LEL) Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
Oxygen (O2) Ammonia (NH3)
Carbon monoxide (CO) Chlorine (Cl2) (non-specific)
CO Plus dual purpose CO / H2S (CO+)
Provides non-specific readout for CO & H2S
Chlorine (Cl2) (specific)
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) (non-specific)
CO Minus, reduced sensitivity to H2 (CO-H) Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) (specific)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
"Duo-Tox"  Dual channel CO/H2S  Provides substance specific readouts for CO & H2S Hydrogen cyanide (HCN)
Phosphine (PH3)
 

All procedures necessary for day-to-day operation, including fully automatic calibration adjustment, are controlled through a single button, and  the PhD Lite's large, easy-to-read graphics display and navigation keys mean the PhD Lite is even easier to use. It's design allows  for the addition of a slip-on motorized sample-draw pump, adding only 2" to the total length.

The meter can also be set up  to display the readings in a language selected by the user from a preprogrammed list of 11 languages. Each set of three disposable AA batteries provides up to 12 hours of continuous operation.



Top shelf performance at an affordable price:

  • Easy to use: Smaller, smarter, less expensive, and even easier to use! The PhD Lite is housed in a rugged, compact, metal plated case designed to stand up to the most demanding environments. All procedures necessary for day?to?day operation, including fully automatic calibration adjustment, are still controlled through a single button. The PhD Lite's large, easy-to-read graphics display and navigation keys make the PhD Lite even easier to use than earlier versions.

  • Small package; rugged design: The PhD Lite is completely sealed against the elements. The rugged metal-plated case is designed to minimize RFI.

  • Smart sensors: Biosystems' "Smart Sensors" are individually equipped with their own EPROM memory chip which automatically stores sensor type, serial number, alarm settings, calibration adjustments, and other important information. Each time a span calibration is performed, the maximum possible adjustment for the sensor is displayed, to provide the user an idea of how much sensor life remains.

  • Battery Styles: The PhD Lite may be configured for use with disposable alkaline batteries, or an internally housed rechargeable nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack. Either battery option provides up to 12 hours of continuous operation. PhD Lite detectors equipped with rechargeable batteries are shipped complete with a slip?in charger. 

  • Automatic calibration adjustment: "One Button Auto Calibration" is available any time while the PhD Lite is in normal operation. All you have to do is press the "Mode" button, attach the adapter, and flow gas to the sensors. All the adjustments are made automatically. Each time the unit is turned on, a countdown in days tells you when the next calibration is due. User programmable from 1-30 days.

  • Datalogging & Touch ID: PhD Lite detectors may be optionally equipped with a datalogging board, which allows the instrument to automatically retain readings and other monitoring information. Datalogging PhD Lite detectors may also be equipped with Biosystems' unique "Touch ID" automatic memory download system. The system uses small, nearly indestructible memory buttons to store user ID and location information for the environment being monitored. It even stores the language preferences of the instrument user. The inexpensive buttons can be attached to user ID badges, key rings, or permanently mounted to the external structures of frequently entered confined spaces. All you need to do is touch the built-in reader to the button to automatically download the stored information. Optional accessories for use with the PhD Lite also include a slip-on motorized sample pump, which is powered, and electronically monitored, by the instrument.

  • Standard Accessories: Each PhD Lite detector is shipped complete with hand aspirated sample draw kit with 10 feet of tubing, operator's guide, quick reference card, and belt clip. The sample draw kit includes sample draw / calibration adapter, squeeze bulb, tubing, and sample probe assembly. "Alkaline" PhD Lite detectors include a set of three AA disposable batteries. "NiMH Rechargeable" PhD Lite detectors include a slip-in PhD Lite charger.

  • Black Box Data Recorder: If there is ever a question about whether or not a worker has been exposed to potentially harmful atmospheric conditions, simply send the unit back to Biosystems to have the data extracted from the “Black Box” Once the data has been retrieved, an incident report will be compiled and returned to the user at no charge. User only pays for shipping charges on the instrument. It is flexible enough so that it can be upgraded to a fully functional datalogging instrument.

  • Multiple languages: The PhD Lite can be set to display messages and readings in a variety of languages. The languages currently available are Portuguese, French, Spanish, Danish, Italian, English, Polish, Norwegian, German, Lithuanian and Catalan.

  • Complete PhD Lite Instrument Kits: PhD Lite detectors are also available in the form of complete kits, which include calibration materials and carrying case as well as the PhD Lite detector. Two versions of PhD Lite instrument kits are available. PhD Lite "Value Packs" provide state-of-the-art PhD Lite performance at a bargain price. The Value Pack includes an "Alkaline" PhD Lite detector, all standard accessories, compact (34 liter) sized cylinder of all-in-calibration gas, fixed flow rate regulator, and compact foam-lined ABS carrying case. Confined Space Kits include all standard accessories as well as a standard (58 or 103 liter) sized cylinder of calibration gas, fixed flow rate regulator, and other fittings conveniently packaged in a waterproof carrying case. 
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    Biosystems PhD Lite with Continuous Sample Pump
     

    PhD Lite with Continuous Sample Pump

     

    PhD LITE SPECIFICATIONS

    Size: 3-1/16" x 4-5/8" x 1-1/2"
    Motorized pump adds 2.2" to the length when attached.

    Weight: Alkaline 12.5 oz. NiMH 14.4 oz.

    Intrinsic Safety: 

    UL Classified for Class 1 Division 1 Groups A,B,C,D Hazardous Locations.
    UL Class II Division 1 Groups E,F,G
    CSA Class I Division 1 Groups A,B,C,D Exia Temp T3C
    CENELEC (DEMKO) EEX IA d IIC T4 (Alkaline), EEX IA d IIC T3 (155C) (NiMH)
    SAA (SIMTARS) Ex IA s I/IIC T3 (NiMH)
    SAA (SIMTARS) Ex IA s IIC T3 (Alkaline)
    CE Mark

    Durability: Meets IP54 standard against water and dust ingress.

    Audible Alarm: Loud warbling, two-tone alarm rated at 87 and 85 dBA at one foot.

    Visual Alarm: Bright red top-mounted LED alarm

    Display Backlight: Activates with MODE button.

    Controls: One-button automatic calibration using the MODE button.

    Housing: Chrome metal-plated, RFI resistant ABS case.

    Battery Options: Alkaline or internally-housed rechargeable NiMH battery.

    Battery Life: Up to 12 hours Alkaline or NiMH

     

    PhD Lite Configuration Matrix

    (Add option code letter to the part number and option price to the instrument price)

    Part
    Number
    PhD Lite Sensors
    Installed Add To Part # ð
    Battery and / or Kit Configuration (CSK = Confined Space Kit)
    Alkaline
    Alkaline
    CSK
    NiMH
    NiMH CSK
    Alkaline Value Pack
    54-23-000 No Sensors Installed
    A
    N/A
    N
    N/A
    N/A
    54-23-300 LEL / 02
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    AV
    54-23-301 LEL / 02 / CO
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    AV
    54-23-305 LEL / 02 / CO+
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    AV
    54-23-319 LEL / 02 / CO-H
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    AV
    54-23-302 LEL / 02 / H2S
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    AV
    54-23-314 LEL / 02 / Duo-Tox (CO/H2S)
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    AV
    54-23-303 LEL / 02 / S02
    (0.0-25 / 0.1 ppm increments)
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    N/A
    54-23-321 LEL / 02 / NH3
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    N/A
    54-23-308 LEL / 02 / Cl2 (Non-specific)
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    N/A
    54-23-318 LEL / 02 / Cl2 (Specific)
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    N/A
    54-23-312 LEL / 02 / C102(Non-specific)
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    N/A
    54-23-320 LEL / 02 / C102 (Specific)
    A
    N/A
    N
    N/A
    N/A
    54-23-309 LEL / 02 / NO2
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    N/A
    54-23-310 LEL / 02 / HCN
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    N/A
    54-23-313 LEL / 02 / PH3
    A
    AC
    N
    NC
    N/A

    The non-specific Cl2 and ClO2 sensors can be used for the detection of both gases. The specific Cl2 sensors are designed for the target gas only. The ClO2 specific configuration is not available in kits and requires the use of a calibration gas generator.


    Please Note:
    Only "Alkaline" PhD Lite instruments with the sensor combinations listed in the Value Pack section of the chart are available for purchase.

    PhD Lite Options  

    Option
    Code
    Comments
    Alkaline ++
    A
    PhD Lite Alkaline & NiMH batteries are not interchangeable.
    Rechargeable
    N
    NiMH configuration includes charger.
    Confined Space
    Kit (CSK)
    C
    Confined Space kits contain, standard accessories, standard sized calibration gas and fixed flow rate regulator, conveniently packaged in a rugged waterproof carrying case.
    Value Pack
    V
    Value Pack kits contain, standard accessories, compact sized calibration gas, fixed flow rate regulator, and compact foam-lined carrying case.
    PhD Lite Value Pack kits are available with 02 / LEL and any combination of CO and H2S toxic sensors, and only in Alkaline battery configuration.
    Datalogging +
    D
    Includes add-on board, which enables the PhD Lite to record measurements. This option is available as an upgrade after purchase. Download software must be purchased separately. Computer must be equipped with infrared adapter to download.
    TouchID™ +
    T
    Please note that datalogging is included automatically when the instrument is equipped with "TouchID". TouchID buttons and programming software must be purchased separately.
    Remote Alarm
    Connector +
    R
    Remote alarm connector is required to connect optional remote alarm device. Remote alarm device must be purchased separately.

    PhD Lite Remote Accessories  

    Part No.
    Description
    54-26-0101 Continuous sample pump for PhD Lite. Includes 10' of sample tubing and sample probe assembly.++
    54-26-0101-C Continuous sample pump for PhD Lite. Configured for reactive gas detection, such as Cl2. Includes 10' of sample tubing and sample probe assembly.++
    35-0344 Continuous sample pump inert tubing kit for reactive gas detection (Cl2 ClO2)
    54-26-0401 Sample draw kit. Includes adapter, squeeze bulb, 10' of tubing and sample probe assembly
    Not for use with C12, C102 and NH3++
    54-05-A0403 Sample Probe assembly. Does not include tubing, squeeze bulb, or sample draw adapter
    54-26-0301 Sample draw/calibration adapter
    54-05-A0405 Sample probe assembly with 11.5-inch stainless-steel probe tube. Does not include tubing, squeeze bulb, or sample draw / calibration adapter
    54-27-0902 1 MHP-1 remote vibrating alarm unit with 20-inch cable. Requires optional connector on instrument.
    54-27-0903 I MHP-2 remote vibrating alarm unit with 40-inch cable. Requires optional connector on instrument.
    Prices and part numbers for probe assembly, replacement filters and tubing available.
    ++ Use of continuous sample draw pump for the detection for corrosive gases, such as Cl2, ClO2 and NH3, requires use of special components and procedures. 

    PhD Lite "Smart Sensors"    

    Part No. Description Range Resolution
    54-25-80 LEL Combustible Gas 0-100% LEL 1% LEL
    54-25-90 O2 Oxygen 0-30%/Vol 0.1%
    54-25-01 CO Carbon Monoxide 0-1000 ppm 1 ppm
    54-25-05 CO+ CO Plus dual purpose CO / H2S
    Provides a non-specific readout for CO and H2S
    CO: 0-1000 ppm
    H2S: 0-200 ppm
    1 ppm
    54-25-19 CO-H CO Minus, reduced sensitivity to H2 0-800 ppm 1 ppm
    54-25-02 H2S Hydrogen Sulfide 0-200 1 ppm
    54-25-14 Duo-Tox Dual channel CO/H2S
    Provides substance specific readouts for CO & H2S
    CO: 0-1000 ppm
    H2S: 0-200 ppm
    1 ppm
    54-25-03 SO2 Sulfur Dioxide 0 - 25 ppm 0.1 ppm
    54-25-041 NH3 Ammonia
    For software versions prior to 2.0
    0-300 ppm 1 ppm
    54-25-211 NH3 Ammonia 0-300 ppm 1 ppm
    54-25-081 Cl2 Chlorine (non-specific) 0-50 ppm 0.1 ppm
    54-25-181 Cl2 Chlorine (specific) 0-5 ppm 0.1 ppm
    54-25-12 ClO2 Chlorine Dioxide (non-specific) 0-15 ppm 0.1 ppm
    54-25-20 ClO2 Chlorine Dioxide (specific) 0-5 ppm 0.01 ppm
    54-25-09 NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide 0-50 ppm 0.1 ppm
    54-25-101 HCN Hydrogen Cyanide 0-100 ppm 0.2 ppm
    54-25-13 PH3 Phosphine 0-20 ppm 0.1 ppm
    1 Special corrosive gas calibration adapter (54-26-0405) required for proper calibration.
    2 The non-specific CO2 and ClO2 sensors can be used for the detection of both gases. The specific Cl2 and ClO2 sensors are designed for the target gas only.

    Please Request Separate Pricing for Calibration Gas & Regulators

     

    PhD Lite Miscellaneous Accessories    

    Part No. Description
    13-088 PhD Lite Reference Manual
    13-089 PhD Lite Quick Reference Card
    22-125 PhD Lite training video
    22-132 PhD Lite training CD-ROM
    54-26-0302 Leather holster for PhD Lite - without pump attached
    54-26-0306 Leather holster for PhD Lite - with pump attached
    42-011 Wrist strap
    42-010 Shoulder Strap


    PhD Lite in NiCad Battery Charger    

    PhD Lite in NiCad Battery Charger

    PhD Lite Charging, Datalogging & TouchlD Accessories
     

    Part No.
    Description
    54-26-0201 Slip-in fast charger (110 VAC) for PhD Lite. Includes "wall cube" supply
    54-26-0202 Slip-in fast charger (12 VDC) for PhD Lite. Includes 12 VDC "cigarette lighter" style adapter, and vehicle mounting hardware)
    54-26-0204 Five instrument 110 VAC slip-in multi-charger for PhD Lite. Includes power supply Plug-in datalogging board for PhD Lite.
    54-26-0601*+ Plug-in datalogging board for PhD Lite without "Black Box" recorder. Instrument disassembly required.
    54-26-0606 Plug-in datalogging board for PhD Lite with "Black Box" recorder. If your non-datalogging PhD Lite shows the time and date during startup, it does include the "Black Box" recorder.
    54-26-0604 PhD Lite Datalink Kit. Includes datalogging board, BioTrak software, and manual
    54-26-0603 PhD Lite BioTrak Software Kit. Includes BioTrak software and manual
    154-26-0605+ Infrared communication adapter (Serial - IrDA)
    Required one available PC serial port. Infrared communication adapter (Serial - IrDA)
    54-27-0802 TouchlD programming kit. Includes software, programming wand, serial connector, 10 TouchlD™ buttons, 10 key chain / wall mounts for buttons and 10 TouchlD™ badges
    54-27-0805 10 TouchlD™ Buttons
    54-27-0807 10 TouchlD™ key ring /wall mounts. Does not include TouchlD™ buttons
    54-27-0810 10 TouchlD™ badges. Does not include TouchlD™ buttons
    + Computer must be equipped with infrared adapter (IrDA) to download.
    * Download software not included

    PhD Lite Calibration Materials & Carrying Cases  

    Part No.
    Description
    54-26-0404 Case for Value Pack. Foam-lined ABS with room for 1 compact sized calibration gas cylinder.
    35-0259 Case for Confined Space Kit. Foam lined, waterproof "Pelican" style case with room for one standard sized calibration gas cylinder.
    54-26-0501 Calibration kit for PhD Lite. Includes foam lined carrying case with room for up to three cylinders of calibration gas. Kit contains 12-023 regulator and other fittings. Kit does not include gas.
    54-26-V9045 Value Pack "Make-up" Kit. Includes Value Pack case with 54-9045E calibration gas and 12-022 regulator. For use with 02 / LEL; 02 / LEL/ CO and 02 / LEL/ CO+ configurations.
    54-26-V9047 Value Pack "Make-up" Kit. Includes Value Pack case with 54-9047E calibration gas and 12-023 regulator. For use with 02 / LEL / H2S configurations
    54-26-V9049 Value Pack "Make-up" Kit. Includes Value Pack case with 54-9049E calibration gas and 12-023 regulator. For use with O2 /LEL/CO/H2S and O2/ LEL / Duo-Tox (CO/ H2S)
    54-26-0301 Sample draw / calibration adapter for PhD Lite
    54-26-0405 Calibration adapter for use with corrosive gases (NH3, C12, C102, HCN, N02)

    WARNING! Honeywell Analytics - Biosystems equipment should only be used in conjunction with the manufacturer's instructions.
    Failure to follow such instructions could result in serious injury or fatality.

     

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